Johnstown man sentenced to 60 months on heroin and fentanyl conviction
ALBANY, N.Y. –Victor M. Diaz, age 30, of Johnstown, New York, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release, for possessing and intending to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl.
The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division; and City of Amsterdam Police Chief Gregory J. Culick.
On March 7, 2019, DEA agents and other law enforcement officers executed a federal warrant at Diaz’s Johnstown residence. They found him home, alone, and sitting near a suitcase containing 1,740 small glassine bags. The bags contained a total of approximately 89 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl. Additionally, law enforcement found, in a plastic container, an additional 53.5 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl. In pleading guilty, Diaz admitted that he intended to sell these drugs.
This case was investigated by the DEA Albany District Office and the Amsterdam Police Department, with assistance from the New York State Police and the Gloversville Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.